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Jazz Ensemble and Combos

The Vassar College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mr. James Osborn, usually performs two concerts each year in the Martel Recital Hall and also plays for dances and other concerts on the Vassar campus and in the local community.  Open to all students by audition, the Vassar College Jazz Ensemble rehearses from 7:00 – 9:30 on Monday evenings.

The Jazz Combo program offers students an opportunity to play in smaller ensembles with a strong focus on jazz improvisation.  The jazz combos give students at intermediate and advanced levels an opportunity to explore jazz idioms in an intimate group setting.  The combos rehearse once or twice a week and perform in concerts and less formal settings in the Martel Recital Hall, the Villard Room, the Mug, the Aula, and other venues on and sometimes off campus.